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Electromagnetically Driven Impact Print Unit with Flexible Pivots

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050444D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Habich, AB [+details]

Abstract

The present structure provides a novel plastic hinge with damping ability to provide a flexible pivot for an electromagnetically activated lever arm. This structure has a particular application in impact printers, and specifically in wire matrix printheads wherein each of the wires in a multiwire head, e.g., a 16-wire head, has associated therewith an electromagnetic lever arm assembly containing the present flexible pivot structure.